Daily Scripture Readings

Janaury 2015

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Prayers

Prayers Before Reading the Bible

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Shine into our heart, O loving Master, the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our minds to an understanding of the things Your Gospel teaches.

Implant in us also a reverence for Your blessed commandments so that, putting down the desires of our bodies, we may pursue a spiritual way of life, thinking and doing only those things that will please You.

For You are the light of our souls and our bodies, Christ our God, and to You we give glory: to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen.
— from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Thanksgiving Following Bible Reading

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

O God, You have spoken to us Your divine and saving words. Illumine the souls of us sinners to comprehend that which has been read, that we do not appear simply as hearers of Your spiritual words, but doers of good deeds, true pursuers of faith,

having a blameless life and a conduct without reproach in Christ our Lord, with Whom You are blessed and glorified, together with Your all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen
— from the Liturgy of St James, Brother of God

Readings

  1. Sunday of Orthodoxy: First of Great Lent (4) - Fast - Ex 3:1-8 | Heb 11:24-26, 32-12:2* | Jn 1:43-51  
  2. Mon: Ven-Martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis - Fast - Is 4:2-5:7 | Gen 3:21-4:7 | Prov 3:34-4:21*
  3. Tue: Martyr Hesychios the Senator - Fast - Is 5:7-16 | Gen 4:8-15 | Prov 5:1-15*
  4. Wed: Hieromartyr Theodoretos - Fast - Is 5:16-26 | Gen 4:16-26 | Prov 5:15-6:3*
  5. Thu: Ven Gerasimos of the Jordan - Fast - Is 6:1-12 | Gen 5:1-24 | Prov 6:3-24*
  6. Fri: New Martyr John the Bulgarian - Fast - Is 7:1-15 | Gen 5:32-6:8 | Prov 6:20-7:1*
  7. Sat: Forty-Two Martyrs of Amoria - Fast - Gen 28:10-17 | Heb 3:12-16* | Mk 1:35-44
  8. Sunday of Gregory Palamas: (5) - Fast - Ezek 43:27-44:4 | Heb 1:10-2:13* | Mk 2:1-12
  9. Mon: Theophylaktos, Bp of Nikomedia - Fast - Is 8:13-9:7 | Gen 6:9-22 | Prov 8:1-21*
  10. Tue: Forty Martyrs of Sebaste - Fast - Is 9:9-10:4 | Gen 7:1-5 | Prov 8:32-35*
  11. Wed: Anastasia, Patrician of Alexandria - Fast - Is 10:12-20 | Gen 7:6-9 | Prov 9:12-18*
  12. Thu: Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem - Fast - Is 11:10-12:2 | Gen 7:11-8:3 | Prov 10:1-22*
  13. Fri: Gregory the Dialogist, Pope of Rome - Fast - Is 13:2-13 | Gen 8:3-21 | Prov 10:31-11:10*
  14. Sat: Consecration of Raphael of Brooklyn - Fast - Is 43:9-14 | Heb 10:32-38* | Mk 2:14-17
  15. Sunday: Adoration of the Cross (6) - Fast - Jer 5:20-25 | Heb 4:14-5:6* | Mk 8:34-9:1
  16. Mon: Martyr Agapios of Palestine - Fast - Is 14:24-32 | Gen 8:21-9:7 | Prov 11:19-12:6*
  17. Tue: Martyr Sabinos of Egypt - Fast - Is 25:1-9 | Gen 9:8-17 | Prov 12:8-22*
  18. Wed: Ven Alexis, the Man of God - Fast - Is 26:21-27:9 | Gen 9:18-10:1 | Prov 12:24-31*
  19. Thu: Nikolai, Bishop of Zica in Serbia - Fast - Is 28:14-22 | Gen 10:32-11:9 | Prov 13:22-14:6*
  20. Fri: Martyr Pancharios of Nicomedia - Fast - Is 29:13-23 | Gen 12:1-7 | Prov 14:15-26*
  21. Sat: Photeini, the Samaritan Woman - Fast - Is 35:1-10 | Heb 6:9-12* | Mk 7:31-37
  22. Sunday of John of the Ladder (7) - Fast - Wis 1:16-2:22 | Heb 6:13-20* | Mk 9:17-31
  23. Mon: Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra - Fast - Is 37:33-38:6 | Gen:13:12-18 | Prov 14:27-15:4*
  24. Tue: Ven Martyr Nikon of Sicily - Fast - Is 40:18-31 | Gen 15:1-15 | Prov 15:8-21*
  25. Wed:  Annunciation Theotokos - FW&O - Heb 2:11-18* | Gen 17:1-9 | Prov 15:22, 16:1-9*   Lk 1:24-38
  26. Thu: Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel - Fast - Is 42:5-16 | Gen 18:20-33 | Prov 16:17-17:17*
  27. Fri: Venerable John the Seer - Fast - Is 45:11-17 | Gen 22:1-18 | Prov 17:19-18:5*
  28. Sat: Venerable Hilarion the New - Fast - Mal 4:1-6 | Heb 9:24-28* | Mk 8:27-31
  29. Sunday of Mary of Egypt (8) - Fast - Neh 12:43-47 | Heb 9:11-14* | Mk 10:32-45
  30. Mon: Ven John of Sinai, Author of Ladder - Fast - Is 48:17-49:5 | Gen 27:1-41 | Prov 19:16-25*
  31. Tue: Repose of St. Innocent - Fast - Is 49:6-10 | Gen 31:3-16 | Prov 21:3-21*          

Notes

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